Bobby Jones CSF Staff
Kaitlyn M. Esposito received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey and her Masters in Public Health with a concentration in health policy from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. Kaitlyn’s main areas of academic interest focus on the epidemiology, economic, and health policy implications of neurological disease and palliative care.
Kaitlyn had been an eager volunteer for the Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation since its inception in 2007, electing to take an active role in several of the foundation’s events over the years. During her years with CSF, Kaitlyn has worked on numerous published scientific and has organized several medical and scientific meetings and symposia. Her social media and grant-writing abilities have helped CSF more than double in membership in a single year and steadily grow in membership and fundraising opportunities. She has helped organize major events on Capitol Hill that allow patients and caregivers to advocate for their own health care considerations as well as for biomedical, neurological and palliative research and medicine.
In addition to these accomplishments, Kaitlyn has become an integral part of an international, visionary effort to create a large-scale patient-centered dataset. This dataset will help clinicians and scientists learn more about disorders like Chiari and syringomyelia so that patients who are suffering from chronic pain that is unresponsive to narcotics will have better treatment options and improved long-term health outcomes and quality of life.
In addition to her work with CSF, Kaitlyn is actively engaged in her local Staten Island, NY and Clifton, NJ community, teaching dance at St. Clare Parish and on the Board of Directors of All Island Kiwanis. A self-described “lifelong learner”, Kaitlyn seeks new experiences and classes to advance her knowledge of public health, epidemiology, the neurosciences and palliative care considerations. She currently lives in Clifton, New Jersey and she continues to volunteer her time and services between work and family.